Name of site: East Metro Youth Services
Supervisor or Contact Person: Dr. Thao Nguyen, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Psychologist
Phone: 416-438-9419, ext. 281
1200 Markham Rd., Ste. 200,
Scarborough, ON M1H 3C3
Type of Practicum offered: Child ____ Adult ____ Both ____ Adolescents__X__
Assessment __X__ Intervention ____ Both __X__(Depends on site)
General Information (i.e. description of the site, clients seen, services offered, is it TTC accessible? etc.)
- East Metro Youth Services a community-based children’s mental health center, accredited by Children’s Mental Health Ontario, which has been serving young people and their families in the East Toronto community for over 30 years. The mandate of EMYS is to provide a continuum of mental health services to youth residing in East Toronto. EMYS is regulated by and adheres to Bill 77, the Child and Family Services Act. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes a range of prevention, assessment and diagnostic services, as well as counseling, day treatment, transitional support, and residential services.
- Clients referred for psychological services are youth between the ages of 12 and 18 from diverse backgrounds and presenting with a broad range of complex mental health issues. Presenting issues may include behavioral, mood, anxiety, early psychosis, parent-child conflict, and learning disorders.
- TTC accessible (located at the intersection of Markham Rd. and Ellesmere Rd.)
Supervision (i.e. Is there more than one potential supervisor? group and/or individual? How often? etc.)
The graduate student will be supervised by a licensed psychologist on a weekly basis and there is potential of accessing an alternate supervisor (licensed psychologist) when necessary (e.g., primary supervisor is away due to extended illness). There are also opportunities for the graduate student to participate in multidisciplinary clinical meetings on a bi-weekly basis. This team includes a consulting psychiatrist, a staff psychologist (supervising psychologist), director of clinical services (social worker), social workers, and child and youth workers (CYW), and social work and/or CYW students.
The student will have the opportunity to develop psychological assessment and diagnostic skills while working with youth between the ages of 12 and 18 from diverse backgrounds and presenting with a broad range of complex mental health issues. A variety of psychological test instruments used in psychological assessments include cognitive, achievement, behavioral, emotional, and personality.
Practicum Application Deadline: February 1, 2012
Application procedure (i.e. documents needed, number of references, etc.)
Curriculum vitae and three reference letters
Last Updated: December 2011
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